We’re almost there! I’m feeling pretty good about this, guys. Think how much less pressure I’ll feel every month and the demise of the screaming “To Do” notes littering notebooks and my laptop desktop. How many years have I been doing this anyway? Now I’m curious. Unfortunately I’m on a BART train and I don’t have internet. Also the sun just went down and it’s dark. Stupid Daylight Savings.

Photo opps that happened in December:
Miss Universe

Books Read: 9
Books Re-read: 1
Books Unfinished: 1
Books Bought: 2
Books Borrowed: 2
Books Given: 6
Money Spent: $16

Favorite Book: The Sparrow by Maria Doria Russell. This book was amazingly good. (Qualifier: To me.) It’s about….well, it’s about belief in God contrasted with exposure to an alien race on a far distant planet. Basically it’s about questioning belief, religious journeys, awesomely developed science fiction, the power of religion….etc. The title comes from…, no that would give it away. Guys, it’s great. I loved it. And it did a thing I hate–non-linear story-telling–and I still loved it. That’s saying something.

Least Favorite Books: Loving Lady Marcia by Kieran Kramer (I shit you not, she’s Marcia Brady), Shadow’s Claim by Kresley Cole (woman, get back on your game), and The Lady Most Willing by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, and Connie Brockway (Three authors is maybe not the most conducive to good story-telling).

Favorite Quotes:

“…we share a bond I’d defend to the death if needs be. If all goes according to the natural order of things, siblings will know us longer than our parents, longer than our spouses and friends.”
Loving Lady Marcia by Kieran Kramer

(I know it was a terrible book but I love how truthfully this expresses something I think about when I think about my family.)

“The Jewish sages also tell us that God dances when His children defeat him in argument, when they stand on their own feet and use their minds. So questions like Anne’s are worth asking. To ask them is a very fine kind of human behavior. If we keep demanding that God yield up His answers, perhaps some day we will understand them. And then we will be something more clever than apes and we shall dance with God.”
The Sparrow by Maria Doria Russell

(Note: the internet says I started book blogging in 2009.)